Monthly Archive: October 2017

Charles Romel Banda launches Pamodzi Carnival 2017

Charles Romel Banda launches Pamodzi Carnival 2017

By Derrick Sinjela TOURISM and Arts Minister Charles Romel Banda delightfully launched the third edition 2017 Pamodzi Carnival at Golden Peacock Hotel in Lusaka with a reminder of the initiative being pegged as a platform on which to coalesce Zambia’s cultural dances, handicrafts and traditional food. During the launch graced by Zambia Tourism Agency (ZTA) Chief Executive Officer Felix Chaila, Minister Banda described the annual Pamodzi Carnival as a poignant arena on which to show case heritage from all the ten provinces. Zambia now has 10 provinces namely Central, Copperbelt, Eastern, Luapula, Lusaka, Muchinga, Northern, North-Western, Southern and Western boasting...

FAZ/MTN  Super Division Week 31 and 32

FAZ/MTN Super Division Week 31 and 32

By Marlon Musuka Kananda ZAMBIA’S most anticipated local derby explodes this Saturday 21st when Power Dynamos face Nkana in the week 31 of the MTN/FAZ super league. Live on the World of champions, this game dubbed the ‘El Kopala’ involving two of Zambia’s most decorated teams promises a potential tongue wagging fixture not to be missed. Power who is seated on the 5th position of the log will host Neighbours and traditional rivals Nkana who are just a notch underneath. The two sides separated by the Kitwe/Ndola dual carriage way will have everything to play for owing to the history that...

United States Government Awards $55,000 to Zambian Community Organizations

United States Government Awards $55,000 to Zambian Community Organizations

By Janet Deutsch Public Affairs Officer  Lusaka — On October 12, 2017, the Embassy of the United States of America awarded $55,000 to six Zambian community-based organizations through the U.S. Embassy Community Investment small grant program.  The grants will expand economic opportunities and improve the standard of living in communities in four provinces. At the signing ceremony which took place at the Embassy, U.S. Ambassador Eric Schultz recognized the commitment and leadership of the grantee organizations working to improve the lives of community members through sustainable projects that also bolster food security and sustainable development locally.  He stated the U.S. Embassy...

Zambians deserve better at 53 years- Engwase B. Mwale 

 By Whitney Mulobela and Evans Sinjela THE Non Governmental Organisations’ Coordinating Council (NGOCC) Executive Director says Zambians deserve better livelihood as her gender empowerment team joined the rest of the country in commemorating 53 years of Zambia’s independence this Tuesday, 24th October 2017 under the theme, “Celebrating our Freedom for continued Peace, Unity, Patriotism and Development.” While the country has made some remarkable progress in a number of sectors since October 24th 1964, Ms. Mwale says much still needs to be done to make independence more meaningful to all Zambians. Ms. Mwale regrets that it is sad that fifty-three (53) years...

Don’t just blame teachers when system is at fault, says UNESCO

Don’t just blame teachers when system is at fault, says UNESCO

Blaming just the teacher or the school for systemic educational problems can have serious negative side effects, warns a new report from the United Nations educational agency. “Education is a shared responsibility between us all – governments, schools, teachers, parents and private actors,” said Irina Bokova, Director-General of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), in a press release. “Accountability for these responsibilities defines the way teachers teach, students learn, and governments act. It must be designed with care and with the principles of equity, inclusion and quality in mind,” she added. The report, titled Accountability in education: meeting...

DEC arrests Bob Musialela Nosiku

DEC arrests Bob Musialela Nosiku

    Lusaka, Wednesday, 25th October, 2017-The Drug Enforcement Commission in Western Province has arrested one person for unlawful cultivation and trafficking in cannabis contrary to the laws of Zambia. Bob Musialela Nosiku, 31, of Namakena Village in Limulunga District has been arrested for trafficking in forty-three balls of dry loose cannabis weighing 1.84 kilogrammes and cultivation of cannabis plants weighing 500.2 kilogrammes in a field behind his house. Meanwhile, the Commission in Southern Province has arrested Kineta Chigwagwa, a female small scale farmer of unknown age, in Ndongo Village of Kalomo District for trafficking in 165 kilogrammes of loose cannabis....

Tanzania Media: TRIPARTITE TRANSPORT AND TRANSIT FACILITATION PROGRAMME OFFICIAL LAUNCH OF THE PROGRAMME, 26th October 2017, DAR ES SALAAM SERENA HOTEL, TANZANIA

Tanzania Media: TRIPARTITE TRANSPORT AND TRANSIT FACILITATION PROGRAMME OFFICIAL LAUNCH OF THE PROGRAMME, 26th October 2017, DAR ES SALAAM SERENA HOTEL, TANZANIA

Description: tripartite_logos.jpg TRIPARTITE TRANSPORT AND TRANSIT FACILITATION PROGRAMME  OFFICIAL LAUNCH OF THE PROGRAMME: Theme: “Harmonising road transport laws, regulations and standards to enhance regional trade and industrialisation” 26th October 2017, DAR ES SALAAM SERENA HOTEL, TANZANIA DRAFT PROGRAMME  Master of Ceremonies – Dr. Kamugisha Kazaura, EAC Secretariat  15:00 – 17:30 hrs SPEECHES 1. Welcome Remarks – Amb. Liberat Mfumukeko, Secretary General, EAC 2. TTTFP overview, scope and planned outcomes – Phera Ramoeli, SADC Secretariat 3. Statement by H.E Roeland van de Geer, Head of the EU Delegation in Tanzania 4. Statement by xxxxx TATOA, representing the Private Sector 5. Word of...

Africa’s premier football business event, the Football Africa Forum (FAF) will take place in Johannesburg, South Africa on 30 November-1 December 2017

Africa’s premier football business event, the Football Africa Forum (FAF) will take place in Johannesburg, South Africa on 30 November-1 December 2017

The Forum will adopt the “African Football Development Charter”, which will promote broader commitment of people involved in the sport across the continent JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, October 25, 2017/ — The Forum aims to be Africa’s biggest football stakeholder knowledge sharing platform debating the future of football on the continent.   The Forum will be a non-aligned gathering with the key objective to come up with the most workable strategies on how to make the continent a force to be reckoned with on the global stage both on and off the field of play.   The agenda will be determined...

INTERVIEW: Health care is a human right, senior UN official says; urges protection for medical workers

INTERVIEW: Health care is a human right, senior UN official says; urges protection for medical workers

Health is a human right and health care workers are human rights defenders, the United Nations Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights has said, reminding Governments to provide healthcare for their citizens and to protect professionals who deliver these services.“We see health not only as the absence of disease and not only a question of access to services, but in fact the right to be human is a manner that you have your physical and mental integrity upheld,” Kate Gilmore said in an interview with UN News. Similarly, health care workers are part of the “machinery of human rights defence,” yet...

Ending child marriage in West and Central Africa could take 100 years, warns UNICEF

Ending child marriage in West and Central Africa could take 100 years, warns UNICEF

Unless progress is accelerated, ending child marriage in West and Central Africa will take more than 100 years, with far-reaching, life-altering consequences for millions of child brides and crippling impact on the region’s prosperity, the United Nations children’s agency has said. A new report released Monday from the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), Achieving a future without child marriage: Focus on West and Central Africa, reveals that, due to rapid population growth and high prevalence of child marriage, even if the current decline rate was doubled, it would not suffice to reduce the annual number of girls married. “We cannot continue to...

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